Sonora, California

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Population in 2017: 4,857 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 2,267  (46.7%)
Females: 2,590  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95370.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,954 (it was $28,858 in 2000)
Sonora:

$44,954
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,008 (it was $19,248 in 2000)

Sonora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $313,981 (it was $138,000 in 2000)
Sonora:

$313,981
CA:

$509,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $960.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sonora: 98.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.6%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 97.6% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.6% for other race residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sonora, CA (2017)
    • 3,35968.7%White alone
    • 92518.9%Hispanic
    • 1933.9%Asian alone
    • 1673.4%Two or more races
    • 1072.2%Black alone
    • 330.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 250.5%American Indian alone
    • 190.4%Other race alone

Races in Sonora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Sonora, California as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sonora is 89 to 1.


Crime rates in Sonora by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(43.0)
5
(106.2)
1
(21.4)
3
(65.0)
7
(153.1)
2
(43.2)
4
(80.6)
3
(61.1)
2
(41.9)
3
(62.7)
5
(104.6)
9
(187.4)
9
(187.1)
8
(164.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(129.1)
3
(63.7)
3
(64.1)
4
(86.6)
7
(153.1)
6
(129.7)
8
(161.3)
5
(101.8)
6
(125.7)
2
(41.8)
10
(209.2)
6
(124.9)
7
(145.5)
8
(164.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(301.1)
11
(233.5)
11
(235.1)
12
(259.9)
36
(787.2)
16
(345.8)
18
(362.8)
12
(244.3)
5
(104.7)
16
(334.3)
27
(565.0)
13
(270.7)
17
(353.4)
11
(226.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
151
(3,248)
59
(1,253)
60
(1,282)
96
(2,079)
56
(1,225)
78
(1,686)
69
(1,391)
82
(1,670)
74
(1,550)
85
(1,776)
80
(1,674)
86
(1,791)
56
(1,164)
40
(824.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
312
(6,711)
274
(5,817)
316
(6,754)
487
(10,548)
388
(8,485)
290
(6,268)
342
(6,894)
224
(4,561)
213
(4,462)
237
(4,952)
267
(5,587)
263
(5,477)
239
(4,968)
228
(4,700)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(709.8)
26
(552.0)
23
(491.6)
9
(194.9)
13
(284.3)
13
(281.0)
17
(342.7)
5
(101.8)
17
(356.1)
13
(271.6)
18
(376.6)
21
(437.3)
29
(602.8)
18
(371.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(64.5)
2
(42.5)
1
(21.4)
1
(21.7)
2
(43.7)
5
(108.1)
2
(40.3)
5
(101.8)
11
(230.4)
4
(83.6)
4
(83.7)
6
(124.9)
7
(145.5)
5
(103.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)686.0515.3482.6713.0773.7533.8586.0435.8407.6515.5630.3621.0592.4502.2

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City-data.com crime index in Sonora, CA

Crime rate in Sonora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (8.9%), Italian (8.8%), English (7.9%), Irish (5.3%), American (2.4%), Portuguese (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1826 feet

Land area: 3.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,599 people per square mile   (low).

Sonora, California map

356 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

7.3%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,176 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,411 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Modesto, CA (40.2 miles , pop. 188,856).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (50.1 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (292.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

East Sonora, CA (1.4 miles ),
Jamestown, CA (1.6 miles ),
Columbia, CA (1.9 miles ),
Yankee Hill, CA (2.0 miles ),
East Sonora-Phoenix Lake, CA (2.0 miles ),
Tuttletown, CA (2.1 miles ),
Phoenix Lake, CA (2.1 miles ),
Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 120.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,321 (+129.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,186 (58.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 209

Distribution of median household income in Sonora, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sonora, CA in 2017
Sonora satellite photo by USGS

Sonora tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Sonora, CA
Historical housing units in Sonora, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +140 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in Sonora, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.8%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.2%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Social assistance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Sonora, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Sonora, California

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Sonora, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.2. This is about average.

City:

85.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.316. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.316
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Sonora-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 806% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from Sonora center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from Sonora center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Sonora center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 232.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Sonora center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuolumne County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sonora topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sonora:

  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1000 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • TUOLUMNE GENERAL HOSPITAL (101 E HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER-SONORA (19929 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (179 SOUTH FAIRVIEW LANE)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SONORA (136 EAST COLUMBIA WAY)
  • SONORA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)

College/University in Sonora:

  • Columbia College (Full-time enrollment: 1,523; Location: 11600 Columbia College Dr; Public; Website: www.gocolumbia.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sonora:

  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 41 miles; Turlock, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,054)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 42 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 10,635)
  • University of California-Merced (about 43 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • Merced College (about 46 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of the Pacific (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 62 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)

Public high schools in Sonora:

Private high school in Sonora:

  • MOTHER LODE ADVENTIST JR ACADEMY (Students: 75, Location: 80 N FOREST RD, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sonora:

  • CURTIS CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 320, Location: 18755 STANDARD RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 81, Location: 22736 KUIEN MILL RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY DAY (Students: 3, Location: 22736 KUIEN MILL RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • SONORA ELEMENTARY (Location: 830 GREENLEY RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • FOOTHILL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Location: 19401 SUSAN WAY, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Sonora

Library in Sonora:

  • TUOLUMNE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,183,083; Location: 480 GREENLEY RD.; 78,282 books; 3,005 audio materials; 3,119 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 231 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • SONORA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL was replaced by Sonora Regional Medical Center. It is a much larger and nicer hospital with significantly expanded services.
  • Local Private Christian School, Grades K-12 Mother Lode Christian School in Tuolumne, CA

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sonora: Sonora Sewer Farm (A), Tuolumne County Museum (B), Tuolumne County Law Library (C), Tuolumne County Courthouse (D), Sugg House (E), Sonora City Hall (F), Morgan Mansion (G), Tuolumne County Ambulance Service Station 10 (H), Tuolumne County Fire Department Station 59 Sonora (I), City of Sonora Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sonora include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B), Sonora United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Cemetery (1), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (2), Masonic Cemetery (3), Mountain Shadow Cemetery (4), Sonora City Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sonora Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sonora include: Coffils Park (1), Mother Lode Fairgrounds (2), Woods Creek Rotary Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel (19551 Hess Avenue), Barretta Gardens Inn (700 Barretta Street).

Birthplace of: Dan Pastorini - Football player, Jack Cassinetto - Artist, Josh Parry - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Apr 5, 1978), Melvin Belli - (1907-1996), attorney, actor, T.J. Dillashaw - Martial artist, Vaughn Armstrong - Actor, Jenny O'Hara - Actress, Phil Coke - Professional baseball pitcher, Kyle Rasmussen - Alpine skier, Larry J. Franco - Film producer.

Tuolumne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora and their reported violations in the past:

USBR/TUTTLETOWN REC AREA (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2006)
USFS CHERRY VALLEY CAMPGD (Population served: 258, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-03-2011)
STANISLAUS RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
SONORA EAST CENTER (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RED BARN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2010)
USBR-ADMIN CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-20-2005)
PHOENIX LAKE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora that have no violations reported:

  • PEPPERY BAR AND GRILL, THE (Population served: 4,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS CLARK FORK CAMPD (Population served: 612, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BELLEVIEW OAKS MUTUAL WATER CO (Population served: 420, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS BAKER/DEADMAN CGD (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS BEARDSLEY PICNIC GROUND (Population served: 268, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOOTHILL HORIZONS (Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD OAK RANCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • USFS FRASER FLAT CAMPGD (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS DARDANELLE CAMP BRIGHTMN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2010:

  • 132 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2000:

  • 135 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Sonora (2011 data):

  • Mother Lode Bank: at 172 West Stockton Road, branch established on 2004/07/30; Junction Office at 13769-C Mono Way, branch established on 2007/11/06. Info updated 2008/03/26: Bank assets: $64.1 mil, Deposits: $58.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Umpqua Bank: Sonora Junction Branch at 13775 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/04/24; Sonora Downtown Branch at 229 S. Washington St., branch established on 2000/03/31. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Sonora Branch at 14830 E. Mono Way, branch established on 1980/03/03; Sonora Branch at 180 South Washington Street, branch established on 1937/10/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sonora Branch at 808 East Mono Way, branch established on 1966/12/12; East Sonora Branch at 13761-B Mono Way, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Oak Valley Community Bank: Sonora Branch at 14580 Mono Way, branch established on 1996/05/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $612.4 mil, Deposits: $536.2 mil, headquarters in Oakdale, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Oak Valley Bancorp
  • Bank of Stockton: Washington And Church at 242 South Washington Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2010/04/08: Bank assets: $2,047.8 mil, Deposits: $1,722.4 mil, headquarters in Stockton, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: 1867 Western Financial Corporation
  • Westamerica Bank: Sonora Branch at 1311 Sanguinetti Road 1311-A, branch established on 1996/04/01. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Compass Bank: Sonora Branch at 13755-A Mono Way, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Sonora Instore Branch at 1045 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/07/09. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sonora:

Marital status in Sonora, CA
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sonora:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sonora
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sonora, CA (based on Tuolumne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,7285
Evangelical Protestant7,72741
Other1,59710
Mainline Protestant7969
Orthodox591
None30,458-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Here:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Tuolumne County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
This county:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tuolumne County:

7.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Sonora:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sonora:

10.8%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sonora:

33.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Sonora:

77.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sonora, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$70,303$76,6941$1,683
Streets and Highways 8$29,982$44,9731$793
Firefighters 4$29,307$87,9215$8,658
Police - Other 4$16,302$48,9063$10,130
Other Government Administration 3$23,336$93,3447$4,949
Financial Administration 2$11,333$67,9981$2,757
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,859$46,3080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,275$39,3000$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,047
Totals for Government 34$187,697$66,24619$30,017

Sonora government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $818,000 ($168.42)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,136,000 ($439.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $942,000 ($193.95)
    Central Staff Services: $907,000 ($186.74)
    Regular Highways: $792,000 ($163.06)
    Financial Administration: $474,000 ($97.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $263,000 ($54.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $173,000 ($35.62)
    General - Other: $162,000 ($33.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($14.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $36,000 ($7.41)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($2.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000 ($12.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $84,000 ($17.29)
    Police Protection: $78,000 ($16.06)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,564,000 ($527.90)

Sonora government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $242,000 ($49.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($2.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $123,000 ($25.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $326,000 ($67.12)
    Interest Earnings: $153,000 ($31.50)
    Rents: $108,000 ($22.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($10.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($1.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,923,000 ($395.92)
    Highways: $152,000 ($31.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $82,000 ($16.88)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($2.68)
  • Tax - Property: $2,213,000 ($455.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,725,000 ($355.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $332,000 ($68.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000 ($22.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $90,000 ($18.53)
    Other License: $72,000 ($14.82)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $11,000 ($2.26)

Sonora government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,060,000 ($218.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $930,000 ($191.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,000 ($26.77)

Sonora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,846,000 ($791.85)

6.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.84% ($64,369 average AGI)
from Calaveras County, CA  0.49% ($42,465)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.46% ($83,892)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.67% ($48,933 average AGI)
to Calaveras County, CA  0.44% ($38,114)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.25% ($34,531)
Businesses in Sonora, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Best Western1Nike1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Carl\s Jr.1Sears1
Curves1Staples1
DHL1Starbucks3
Days Inn1Subaru1
Dennys1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS6
H&R Block1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KVML (1450 AM; 1 kW; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTUO (99.1 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: SONORA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVR (105.5 FM; COPPEROPOLIS, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K262AK (100.3 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sonora:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
Sonora fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sonora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.5mTotal length
  • $1,958,000Total costs
  • 150,953Total average daily traffic
  • 7,850Total average daily truck traffic
  • 154,964Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sonora, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sonora, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sonora)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sonora, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 264 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sonora)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sonora)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 85. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 134 took place in 2008, and the least - 50 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sonora, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.0%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sonora, CA
    • 51143.0%Outside Fires
    • 47940.3%Structure Fires
    • 14912.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 504.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sonora, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California:

  • Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conf Ctr, 19551 Hess Ave, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 533-4400, Fax: (209) 532-1964
  • Days Inn Sonora, 160 S Washington St, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 532-2400
  • Rodeway Inn Sonora, 128 S Green St, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 536-4694, Fax: (209) 288-2043
  • Sonora Inn, 160 S Washington St, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 532-2400, Fax: (209) 288-2043
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sonora, CA
  • 37.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 21.9%Wood
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sonora, CA
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Sonora compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Sonora on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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